Vikas Bharat Sankalp has become journey of the country: PM Modi

New Delhi, Jan 08 (UNI) Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday described the Vikas Bharat Sankalp Yatra as the journey of the country and said it was helping government officers and public representatives reach out to people in the nook and corner of the country.

“Vikas Bharat Sankalp Yatra has become not only the journey of the government but also the journey of the country,” Modi said, addressing the beneficiaries of Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra, via video conferencing.

The Prime Minister said: “Modi Ki Guarantee ki Gadi is reaching every nook and corner of the country. Along with Modi Ki Guarantee ki Gadi, government offices and people’s representatives are reaching up to the people”.

The poor people who spent their lives waiting to get the benefits of government schemes are seeing a meaningful change today and the government is reaching the doorsteps of the beneficiaries and proactively providing the benefits, he said.

The Prime Minister reiterated the main goal of VBSY is not to deny any deserving beneficiary the benefits of the government schemes.

He informed that since the Yatra began, 12 lakh new applications for Ujjwala connections were received along with Lakhs of applications for Suraksha Bima Yojana, Jeevan Jyoti Yojana, PM SVANidhi”.

Throwing light on the impact of VBSY, the Prime Minister informed that health checkups for more than 2 crore people have been carried out so far including 1 crore TB checkups and 22 lakh sickle cell checkups.

He also highlighted Ayushman Yojna which provides health insurance worth Rs 5 lakhs, free dialysis for the poor and low-cost medicines at Jan Aushadhi Kendras.

“Ayushman Aarogya Mandirs built across the country have become huge health centres for villages and the poor”, he added.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi launched Viksit Bharat Sankalp Yatra on November 15 last year. Since then, 10 crore people have participated in it across the country.

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